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Minister sees no widespread problems after Palmerston North building woes revealed

Building and Construction Minister Jenny Salesa​ says there is not enough information to say an investigation that found Palmerston North buildings designed by an engineering firm likely had design problems proves there is a systemic issue.

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18 October 2019

Hurunui District Council: Quake prone buildings update

The Hurunui District Council has been identifying its earthquake-prone buildings and deciding how each building's vulnerability will be managed.

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18 October 2019

Property owners and developers want more councils to be directed by Government under new planning rules

The country's $50 billion property owners want more councils to be directed by Government under new planning rules.

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18 October 2019

Inside Fletcher Building's high-tech house factory, where they turn out two homes a day

Fletcher Building has opened a giant factory in South Auckland which can turn out two prefabricated homes a day.

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17 October 2019

Report finds Palmerston North buildings possibly have design problems, opens up legal action

Dozens of Palmerston North buildings could have structural weaknesses, as checks of some buildings designed by an architecture firm found they likely had problems.

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16 October 2019

Two-thirds of buildings investigated by Palmerston North City Council may have structural problems

The mass defective design of buildings to withstand earthquakes in Palmerston North has been revealed in the face of official resistance.

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16 October 2019

Urgent industry change needed to combat poor construction - investigators

Concrete investigators are calling for mandatory independent quality assurance and pricing controls in an industry increasingly under pressure.

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15 October 2019

Three-level Christchurch house plan rejected over neighbour shade concerns

A Christchurch family who spent over $80,000 planning a dream home are gutted at being refused permission to build it, leaving little room to appeal.

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14 October 2019

Council's building team receives thumbs up from IANZ

The Kāpiti Coast District Council has passed a review of its accreditation as a Building Consent Authority with flying colours.

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14 October 2019

Widespread defective or missing concrete or reinforcing steel revealed

New imaging technology has revealed hundreds of major buildings nationwide have defective or missing concrete or reinforcing steel.

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14 October 2019

More prefab homes to be built as red tape cut

The construction sector is being freed up to allow more homes to be built more quickly as the Government cuts through some of the red tape of the Building Act.

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11 October 2019

New development using green housing guidelines

A housing development in Raglan is encouraging purchasers to design energy efficient homes by using guidelines from the New Zealand Green Building Council.

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11 October 2019

Environmentalists launch a 'game-changer' to tackle mountains of building and demolition waste

A new green "ecolabel" has been launched to help tackle the truckloads of construction and demolition waste going to New Zealand landfills.

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11 October 2019

New Construction Procurement Guidelines to promote better practices

New Construction Procurement Guidelines were jointly announced by Economic Development Minister Phil Twyford and Building and Construction Minister Jenny Salesa.

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11 October 2019

Two years, $1 million and no home to move into

When Saleh Ghiyath and Leila El-Yassir signed a contract with builder KB Project Management Ltd in 2017 to build their dream home, they never thought that two-and-half years later they would be $560,000 out of pocket and yet to move in.

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10 October 2019

Mt Maunganui leaky building heads for 10-week trial over $16m repair: 12 parties in big action

Owners of Mt Maunganui's The Pacific Apartments are set for a 10-week hearing next year over a leaky building repair bill estimated at $16 million.


Rise in building consents a sign of growth, Mackenzie report says

Building consent applications in the Mackenzie District between January and August 2019 have increased in number by 14 per cent and in value by more than 50 per cent on the same period last year.

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9 October 2019

Contractors signed for first stage of lakefront development

The contract for the first stage of the lakefront development has been signed and work will get underway at the end of October.

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8 October 2019

Motueka man in battle with council over Tiny House

A tiny house in Motueka has become the centre of a big row between its owner and the local council.

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7 October 2019

How climate will change the way homes are built

The technical director of an Australasian sustainable business organisation said the changing climate would influence how homes were built in future.

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7 October 2019

Cracks hidden in the concrete foundations of 'thousands' of Christchurch homes

It is the issue that will have to surface eventually. Why are people saying both slab and ring foundations were systematically under-scoped following the earthquakes?

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7 October 2019

First KiwiBuild homes welcomed in Queenstown, but cheaper homes needed

KiwiBuild will create affordable housing for some people in Queenstown, but they need to be cheaper if they are to be within the reach of many workers in the resort, the mayor says.

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4 October 2019

Greater Wellington acts on coastal erosion at Queen Elizabeth Park

Greater Wellington Regional Council has voted to act on climate change-driven coastal erosion in Kapiti's Queen Elizabeth Park through the establishment of a 40-metre erosion buffer zone along the park's southern coast.

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4 October 2019

Engineering NZ cleared to continue disciplinary process against Alan Reay

Engineering New Zealand (formerly IPENZ) will continue its complaints process against engineer Alan Reay over his alleged part in the CTV building debacle.

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3 October 2019

Developer spends $30k on consents, only for council panel to reject plans

A Christchurch property developer spent about $30,000 on consent fees to replace a dilapidated villa with units, only for a council panel to reject his plans.

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2 October 2019

New construction guidelines aim to reset 'lowest-price model'

The Government is attempting to reset the construction industry's troublesome 'lowest-price model'.

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1 October 2019

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